Government and Military
USACE Fort Leavenworth Building 465 Historic Renovation
Fort Leavenworth, KS
Client: United States Army Corps of Engineers
Architect: Gastinger Walker Harden + BeeTriplett Tuck
Size: 35,700 SF
Completion: May 2011
JE Dunn Construction successfully completed the Building 465 Renovation at Fort Leavenworth. Located within the walls of the Historic United States Disciplinary Barracks on the Fort, this project involved the historic retrofit of the former inmate hospital, an 80 year-old facility. The building was chosen to be repurposed to provide 14 educational spaces compatible with the Classroom XXI standard. This project also involved structural upgrades required to bring the facility up to both Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) and progressive collapse requirements.
A key objective of this design-build project was to maintain the historically relevant materials while bringing all aspects of the facility up to modern structural and technology standards. As the main function of this renovation was to provide ancillary classroom space for the installation, great care was taken to ensure all aspects of the classroom layout were coordinated with all follow-on work, including AV/IT insertion and FF&E. The project schedule was also altered such that this supplementary work could be completed in conjunction with the building renovation and allow for an expedited start date for classes within the facility. In addition, the design and implementation of the project requirements directly led to the building being registered and certified LEED Gold by the Green Building Certification Institute.